Home Of A Security System
When do you have to install security cameras outside your house? Everyone wants to have a safe home for their family and possessions. If you feel that someone is checking out your house or a family member (which would be worse), not only should you report it to the police but also install a series of cameras on the outside of your house.
People save so they could own a house someday, and then when they do, they want to protect their property. Sometimes with fences, sometimes with a couple of large dogs, or sometimes with security cameras. This all depends on what neighborhood we live. Every city in the United States has a not so great neighborhood. These are the places I am talking about, whether you live near them or if you own some buildings in these neighborhoods as a landlord. We all feel, oh that would never happen to me.
So what we want to do is to get the correct system for our needs. There are plenty of companies out there that can install systems, wire them and then charge you monthly. What you do not know, is that if the company you are dealing with is small, they do not have the equipment to monitor the system 24/7. So they sell those rights to a monitoring company, which now charges a monthly fee. The installation costs were then cheaper, because if the larger company had done the installation it would have been much more.
Now There Is Another Way To Do This
You can install wireless camera’s, nowadays by yourself, and can monitor them from your computer, iPad or smart phone. For a small fee, you can have the cloud record all the happenings of the cameras. In your own home, as long as you have Wi-Fi, you can have all kinds of mini cameras, to check on the kids, or nanny cams. They come built into all kinds of objects, cell phones, pens, wall clocks, alarm clocks, light bulbs, smoke detectors and even TV sets.
I would like to start by telling you that they even make a wireless door bell with a camera installed. It would only take a burglar about 10 seconds to kick your door in, but we have items that not only prevent that but not even a police ram would be able to get in with this item. Its made by Armor Concepts. If you go to their website, they have a video that shows a sheriff trying to break in a door with a batting ram. Amazing.
Within the house, there are Safety 1st Magnetic Locking System, 1 Key and 8 Locks” all for less than $20, that can be used on cabinets or draws to lock important papers and things away. A lot of these things that can be installed by the owner of the house and can be operated by an “Alexa or Echo“. Which can:
- Arm or disarm a security system
- Have live video monitoring turned on or off
- Have notifications / security alerts sent right to your iPhone
- Lock and unlock the front door
- Open or close the garage door
- Turn on and off the lights in the house
- Works like a telephone, calls 911, if asked.
Plus all of this can be done and operated from a smart phone outside the house.
You can also install thorn bushes on the outside of the house under the low windows. Or let items hang from the middle of the windows, in case someone would try getting over the thorn bushes and breaking a window to gain access. Make sure you have a flashlight handy in case it’s in the middle of the night.
When looking into systems for your home, it is always a good idea to shop around and see what other people are using to protect their homes and property. You can go to the nearest precinct and ask the officers what their take is on which security system others are using in your neighborhood. Most of the time, they have a good idea on self-preservation.
Self-Preservation is the action taken, by someone, trying to keep themselves alive in a dangerous situation, often without thinking about what you are doing.
Talking about self-preservation, what would you do if someone just broke into your house, without warning? Would you be fast enough to find or get to your weapon? Or would you have time to call 911? When one does not know the answers to these and many more questions, I feel it is time to become alert and aware on how to protect ourselves with alarms and cameras, that could alert the authorities automatically. Alexa or Echo is only one of these ideas.
I definitely care about people and are trying to help as many as I can with these items. Since now that I am retired, I am living in a 55 and older community, I want to raise safety awareness, partner with law enforcement and be able to organize charitable giving.